A light earthquake with magnitude 4.9 (ml/mb) was detected on Tuesday, 33 kilometers (21 miles) from Aitape in Papua New Guinea. The epicenter was at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 14/07/20 / 2020-07-14 22:49:19 / July 14, 2020 @ 10:49 pm. The 4.9-magnitude earthquake was detected at 22:49:19 / 10:49 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, 142.091° East, -2.9835° South, depth 10 km. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us7000anpl. Id of event: us7000anpl. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
Nearby country/countries, Papua New Guinea (c. 6 065 000 pop) (That might be effected). Earthquake epicenter was 94 km (58 miles) from Vanimo (c. 11 200 pop), 98 km (61 miles) from Vanimo (c. 9 800 pop), 36 km (22 miles) from Aitape (c. 5 500 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Vanimo, Vanimo, Aitape (min 5000 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days one and in the last 365 days seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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Were you asleep? Was it difficult to stand and/or walk? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your city, home and country. The information in this article comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, detected near: 33 km WNW of Aitape, Papua New Guinea.
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